US adds 'bulletin' category to threat-warning system

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, photographed at FEMA Headquarters on December 16, 2015, discussed the nation's threat-warning system and changes to it designed to communicate lower-urgency updatesUS authorities on Wednesday added a new “bulletin” category to the national terror-alert system, aimed at communicating intelligence on lower-level threats to American citizens. The country implemented an alert system in 2001 aimed at communicating threats to the public, under two categories: elevated and imminent. Under the new system, the lower-level category of “bulletin” will be used for “describing broader or more general trends and current developments regarding threats of terrorism,” the DHS said.

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